Just a quick observation on the new Bloglines… Whereas I used to use the saved folder to quickly store posts that I hope to return to at some point, I find myself now just putting those posts in my Bloglines blog. It’s too easy to do. The saved (now “clipped”) posts were always a little difficult to get to…now they’re a click away.
There’s a much larger content management issue that I’m going to have to write about at some point. I must scan at least 2-300 posts a day at Bloglines and elsewhere. (I can count the number of sites I click through to each day on one hand.) I do a full read of maybe 50 or so. I end up blogging 2 or 3 of the most relevant here, Furling a few others, now blogging more “clips” at Bloglines… But very rarely do any of those archived pieces of information or thoughts ever get reviewed again…maybe 10 percent. Maybe. Now I know that there may be occasions in the future when I’ll dig them up. And I know that some of that Furled content is being used on other pages of my site as a kind of filing cabinet. And I know that more and more I’m searching my own site for ideas that are in there (which needs to lead to another post about how blogs really don’t do a great job of making old ideas readily accessible.) But if I’m getting back to only about 10 percent of the stuff I save, it feels like I must be wasting a good portion of this time.
Much more to it than that, I know, but I need to think and observe a bit more before really digging into it.